Overseas New Year for Chinese Students
To them, each Chinese New Year is not just another day. It is the day of family reunion, filial connection with parents and a sense of renewal. Since the dawn of agricultural past, Chinese new year had served as double signal for social and economic renewal, because a new year of harvest might be ahead.
Given its agricultural origin, Chinese New Year necessarily emanate its harmonious unity through most common medium: food and abundance. The whole extended family (mostly organized by paternal orders) united and enjoy bountiful gourmet. New Year Gourmet is a special genre in Chinese culinary culture, within each distinct tradition of Chinese culinary style. Put it simply, to make it to the New Year feast, the dish must be extra delicate. Dedication to familial unity and good wishes of better tomorrow would thus be objectively evident through food and familial presence.
Below is a picture of typical Chinese New Year feast, at the New Year’s Eve. Do pay attention, the table was set, intentionally, in a crowded manner. It is so, typically, no to show aesthetics, but to clearly demonstrate bounty and great possibility for a better year. Good start often leads to better outcomes. Likewise, a bountiful New Year Feast would necessarily symbolize greater well-being through familial unity and care for all members.
Far away from home, overseas students are especially into New Year’s Eve festivity. Should you find them talk about nothing else, but food for New Year’s Eve, do not be surprised. It is like talking about Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas menu. Moreover, Chinese New Year, in terms of its cultural importance, is equivalent of Thanksgiving plus Christmas in the U.S. All the more reason to just enjoy the food with overseas students, for the sake of festivity.
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Chinese Students, Herman Legal Group wish you, “Happy New Year!”